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How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials
Increasing knit stitches is easy when you have video tutorials like this one from Rebecca Roush from Chemknits. This particular video demonstrates the KFB (knit in the front and back) method for increasing. With kfb, you are increasing the number of stitches by knitting two stitches into a single stitch. You first knit into the front of the loop, as you would normally but without removing the stitch from the needle you also knit into the back of the loop.
Even if you already know how to cast on, you might not be familiar with the Twisted Loop method. In this video, Rebecca Roush will demonstrate how to cast on using the Twisted Loop method. This method allows you to increase stitches easily at the end of a knit row. All it takes is a pinch and a twist of the yarn and you've got extra stitches on your needle!
Knitting hat patterns can be scary if you've only knit scarves before. In this basic, two-part tutorial, you'll learn how to knit your own beanie hat. Once you've got the hang of it, you'll be able to knit hats for the whole family!
Watch this detailed tutorial by Fayme Harper and learn how to make your very own loom knitted hat. This hat can be made on a round loom or a long knitting loom.
Just learning how to knit? Looking to brush up on a few fundamentals? Check out this How to Purl Video for a fun and easy tutorial on a knitting basic. Fiber artist Fayme Harper will walk you through the steps the purl stitch. By the end of this video tutorial, you'll have mastered this knitting building block. Take a few minutes to educate yourself with this informative purl stitch tutorial.
Learn how to finish making your loom knit Crystal Scarf in this free knitting tutorial by Michael Selllick of The Crochet Crowd. In case you missed it, watch How to Loom Knit a Crystal Scarf Part 1 of 2 here.
Learn with Rebecca Roush from ChemKnits how to knit through the back loop of a stitch. When written in a pattern, this process is also abbreviated as Knit tbl. By knitting through the back loop of a stitch, a twisted knit stitch will form. By twisting certain knit stitches in a project, you can create beautiful stitches that are full of texture. A great example is the rice stitch which features rows of purl one, knit one tbl and purl one.
Have you ever put a wool sweater in the washing machine and have it shrink so it would only fit a doll? The felting process is disappointing when it happens by accident, but you can take advantage of this process to form sturdy, heat resistant fabrics. In this article, I will share with you some tips to create perfect felted garments, as well as how to felt wool by hand.
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